Kick off your holiday season with all day shopping in Downtown Frederick! Parking in downtown will be FREE, shops & eateries will be open early and stay open late, plus there is a free trolley that circulates downtown every 15 minutes to make your day a breeze.
Special events include horse-drawn carriage rides, a festive kick-off at 9AM, caroling and live music, all-day shopping, and more!
FROSTY FRIDAY CARRIAGE RIDES
Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride around Downtown Frederick! Each carriage ride lasts approximately 20 minutes and can accommodate up to 12 passengers. Rides are $12 per passenger. Small children under the age of 3 can ride in your lap without a ticket.
LOCATION: information TBD
MAIN SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Frosty Friday Kick-off @ 30 N Market St (9am) | Downtown Frederick gift bags, while supplies last; Live music
Live Music (all day, 9am-9pm) | Locations TBD
Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides (10am-3pm) | Info TBD
Festival of Trees @ 24 E Church St (10am-4pm)
Ornament Decorating @ 30 N Market St (10am-12pm) | Decorate an ornament to hang on our community Snowflake Tree
Snowflake Tree @ 30 N Market St (11am-4pm) | After you do your holiday shopping, stop by the Snowflake Tree with receipts from at least two downtown businesses, totaling $100+ and pick out a special gift donated by a downtown business, while supplies last
Santa @ 30 N Market St (12-3pm)
Holiday Events in Everedy Square & Shab Row (12-9pm) | Moana, Elsa & Anna’s Arrival at 6pm; Santa’s arrival at 7pm
Santa-Yourself Selfie Station @ 30 N Market St (3-5pm)
Holiday Tree Lighting (4pm-sundown) @ 7th Street Fountain Park / intersection of Market St & 7th St | Join us as we light Downtown Frederick’s new holiday tree lights!
Holiday Cocktail Competition (4-7pm) | Info TBD
Free Downtown Trolley (3-9pm) | See below for trolley stop locations
Free Hot Cocoa & S’mores (4-9pm) | Locations TBD
HOLIDAY LIGHTS UNVEILING
Join us at sundown at the 7th Street Fountain to celebrate Downtown Frederick’s new holiday lights! There will be activities for all ages, carolers and good cheer as we light up downtown with thousands of sparkling new lights. Curious about the holiday lights project? Learn more at downtownfrederick.org/holiday-lights.
While you’re here, take advantage of the free trolley! The trolley runs every 15 minutes from 3pm – 9pm and has five convenient stops throughout downtown. It’s completely free! Just hop on and ride. Download a trolley route map here.
Little Pottery Shop | 117 N East St
Delaplaine Arts Center | 40 S Carroll St
Patrick Street Stop | 33 E Patrick St
Brewer’s Alley | 124 N Market St
Bravura Arts and Framing | 428 N Market St
Live music will fill the streets all day during Frosty Friday! Enjoy the ambiance as you stroll between shops, or find individual performance times and locations listed below. Information TBD
HOT COCOA + S’MORES STATIONS
Warm up with free hot cocoa and s’mores at the below locations. Stations will open beginning at 4pm and will stay in business until 9pm, or until supplies run out. Locations TBD
HOLIDAY COCKTAIL COMPETITION
Stop by participating locations from 4-7pm and for their special $5 Holiday Cocktail… or non-alcoholic Mocktail! Take a sip, try a few, and vote for your favorite in the Holiday Cocktail Competition photo alum on our Facebook page. ** Locations offering non-alcoholic mocktails are listed with an * Locations TBD
EATERIES OPEN FOR BREAKFAST AT 8AM
- Locations TBD
SHOP ALL DAY! PARTICIPATING STORES OPEN FROM 9AM-9PM
- Locations TBD